The endurance athlete has specific needs when it comes to physical therapy and performance. We understand if you’re a runner, biker or swimmer, the last thing you want to do is stop your sport because of pain or an injury. Our goal is to get you back to doing what you love as soon as possible.
Endurance sports are very typical activities where overuse injuries occur. Common injuries associated with running and bicycling include: achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, hip bursitis, piriformis syndrome, stress fractures, low back pain and sometimes even shoulder or neck pain. Swimming injuries are typically more focused on the upper body. Because of the endurance component of swimming, the most common injuries are overuse injuries including shoulder tendonitis or rotator cuff tears, neck strain, and back pain as well as other posture related pain.
Whether you are a casual athlete with lower mileage or a competitive athlete who is focused on races or reaching towards faster speeds or longer distances, it’s important to have a skilled physical therapist who understands the demands of your sport and can customize a rehabilitation program to not only help you recover from the injury but to become a better athlete than you were before with very little down time, if any.
• Core weakness
• Muscle imbalances (from overcompensation)
• Pain and muscle strain
• Increased incidence of injuries
• Drop in performance
• Decrease in training capacity
• Pelvic health issues (urinary incontinence, abnormal menstrual cycles, etc.)
While these symptoms are common among athletes, they are not normal and should be addressed by a qualified healthcare provider.
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Most athletes will develop pain or sustain an injury at some point, but that doesn’t mean the problem starts or ends there. For many athletes, the underlying cause of musculoskeletal injuries comes from a lack of coordination and control of the muscles that stabilize movements in your shoulders, pelvis, hips, spine and extremities.
The ability to properly sequence how all of these pieces work together as a unit is called neuromuscular control. Many physical events (sports injuries, orthopedic surgeries, changes in the body as a young athlete grows, etc.) can disrupt the way your neuromuscular system functions. Over time, the brain loses its capacity to switch on the right muscles, at the right time, with the right amount of strength. A process known as neuromuscular de-activation.
As you lose muscle control, there's a tendency for the body to put abnormal stress on your joints in an attempt to maintain the same level of activity. This can often lead to a vicious cycle of pain, weakness and dysfunction.
At Activcore, we can reverse this cycle through a unique neuromuscular approach, called Redcord.
Activcore specialists are uniquely qualified to assess and treat athletes. Swimming, bicycling, and running are activities that truly involve the whole body. At Activcore we understand that. So whether your pain is located in your shoulder, your hip, your knee, or any other place and it’s keeping you from your sport, we have the knowledge, tools, and expertise to not only decrease the pain where you’re feeling it, but also a systematic way of diagnosing what may be going on in the rest of your body to cause pain where it hurts. Addressing the underlying cause is absolutely essential for healing an injury, preventing recurrence, and keeping you healthy and at a peak level of performance.
We emphasize a more "active" recovery at Activcore. It’s impossible to expect that simply rest and doing nothing for a time will heal a problem. Yes, it may calm down the symptoms of an overuse injury, but there’s a reason that overuse is happening at one particular part of your body. Rest alone isn’t fixing the problem. It’s allowing the inflammation to settle down, but if you go back into your sport after a few weeks of doing nothing, not only did you not fix anything, but you also became more deconditioned. Oftentimes, a combination of active rest, manual therapy, and targeted strengthening and neuromuscular activation exercises for overuse injuries is what will help eliminate the injury, but also return that individual to their sport as quickly as possible at the level which they want to compete.
Once your pain has been addressed, you will have the opportunity to continue honing your movement through performance training. You will feel the Activcore difference from your first visit. This is a highly personalized experience delivered by a movement expert fully dedicated to getting you back to the sport you love to play.
• Achilles tendinopathy
• AC joint repair surgery
• Arthroscopic surgeries
• Bicep tendon surgery
• Biceps tendinitis / tendonitis
• Cervical spine dysfunction
• Decreased rotational mobility
• Elbow instability
• Frozen shoulder
• Golfers elbow
• Hip pain
• Impingement syndrome
• Joint sprains
• Knee pain
• Labral tears
• Labral surgery
• Lateral epicondylalgia / epicondylitis
• Ligament injuries
• Lower back pain
• Lumbar disc herniation
• Lumbar spine dysfunction
• Medial epicondylalgia / epicondylitis
• Muscle strains
• Neck pain
• Nerve injuries
• Patellofemoral pain syndrome
• Plantar fasciitis
• Postural dysfunction
• Rotator cuff dysfunction
• Rotator cuff repair surgery
• Rotator cuff tears
• Scapular dyskinesis
• Shoulder dislocation
• Shoulder (glenohumeral) instability
• Shoulder replacement surgery
• Shoulder subluxation
• SLAP repair surgery
• SLAP tears
• Sports injuries
• Tendinitis / Tendonitis
• Tendon injuries
• Tennis elbow
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• Thoracic spine dysfunction
• Tommy John surgery
• Ulnar collateral ligament injury
• Ulnar tunnel syndrome
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Activcore is unlike anything I have ever experienced. One patient, one provider, one hour – one at a time, every time. If you’re serious about your physical therapy and recovery, this is the only place to go!
Activcore has really helped me, I run and they helped me fix a groin strain! If you are in pain Activcore is able to help.
1:1 interaction, unique equipment to isolate and target specific muscle groups as well as being able to adjust load, knowledgeable and well trained staff, experience with specific issues and ailment.
Activcore Physical Therapy is absolutely the best. Everyone from the receptionists to the physical trainers are welcoming and very flexible to meet your needs. They custom tailor exercises and programs to help each individual person the way they need. After a badly sprained ankle, they helped strengthen up not only my ankle but the rest of my body as well to ensure I didn't reinjure the same ankle or injure something else post recovery. If you are in need of PT anywhere nearby, this is the place to go.
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